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|Avg. Bus Duration:||300|
|Bus arrives in:||Calais|
|Buses depart from:||London|
|Coach Ticket Price:||£ 20|
|Bus Companies:||Eurolines France, Ouibus|
Buses from London to Calais are an affordable alternative to Eurotunnel trains and there are several to choose from each day. National Express is the main bus company travelling from London to Calais with four direct buses per day. A typical journey takes approximately 4 hours and 45 minutes. The first bus leaves Victoria Coach Station in Central London at 11:00 a.m., while the last departs at 10:45 p.m.
Departure Station: Victoria Coach station in central London is the departure point for most buses from London to Calais. The station is easy to reach by bus (22, 24, 211, C1, N11) and is only 5 minutes walk from Victoria Underground Station (located on the District, Circle and Victoria lines).
Arrival Station: Passengers can alight at either Calais Ferry Port or the Calais Cite Europe shopping centre. There are several local bus services to Calais Centre-Ville (city centre) from both locations throughout the day. There is also a minibus service from the Ferry Port from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and a Nuit d'Opale night bus service for those taking the last bus from London to Calais.
Buses from London to Calais will depart from London Victoria Coach Station - the major departure point for international coaches from the British capital. Victoria is centrally located and easy to reach from all parts of London. Most people will find the Tube is the most convenient route. Get off at Victoria, and the Coach Station is a 5 minute walk away. Alternatives include overground rail connections, which are useful for anyone coming from south London or Surrey. Buses also run from the centre of town 24 hours a day.
Although you can buy French foods, wine and clothes in Calais' retail centres, it offers much more than that. There is a fantastic Fine Arts Museum, public sculptures by Rodin and one of the finest beaches in northern France, not to mention some exceptional restaurants. Buses from London to Calais arrive at the front of the Ferry Port or Cite Europe. Cite Europe is next to the Eurotunnel station, and is just outside town. If you want to enjoy central Calais, the Ferry Port stop is the best option. From there, buses 3 or 5 head into the town centre, which is also easy to reach on foot.